Moderate Arabs Pushing Against Bush Doctrine
Steven Den Beste discusses a statement by Jordan's King Abdullah that, "Arab trust of U.S. influence remains rather low." King Abdullah is going to meet with President Bush on Thursday, and will push for a Palestinian state, international monitors for the area which could become Palestine, and will ask President Bush to speed up his timetable for turning over Israeli-held land to the Palestinians to establish a state. President Bush's timetable, outlined in his speech a couple of weeks ago, begins with improved security in the area to stop terror attacks against Israelis, democratic change within the Palestinian Authority and removal of Yasser Arafat as its head. A U.S. official said Monday that remains American policy.